SkipTheDishes has added Alcohol Delivery from eligible establishments in British Columbia, Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario, and New Brunswick.
The first step to start delivering alcohol is to confirm if you need to get certified. Each province has different rules and regulations regarding alcohol delivery and certification.
Here are a few basic legal requirements to be eligible for alcohol delivery in your province:
- Ontario: be 19 years of age (or older) and hold a valid Smart Serve Ontario Certification.
- British Columbia: be 19 years of age (or older) and hold a valid Serving it Right Certification (as of April 20, 2020).
- Manitoba: be 18 years of age (or older) and hold a valid Smart Choices Certification.
- Alberta: be 18 years of age (or older) and hold a valid ProServe Certification.
- New Brunswick: be 19 years of age (or older).
If you’re interested in adding alcohol delivery capabilities to your account, Please fill out the form below if you are from any of the below provinces
- Sign up for Alcohol Delivery in Ontario
- Sign up for Alcohol Delivery in British Columbia
- Sign up for Alcohol Delivery in Manitoba
- Sign up for Alcohol Delivery in Alberta
- Sign up for Alcohol Delivery in New Brunswick
- Sign up for Alcohol Delivery in Quebec
- Sign up for Alcohol Delivery in Saskatchewan
- Sign up for Alcohol Delivery in Nova Scotia
Additional Legal Requirements: *
- It is illegal to deliver alcohol to a person that is visibly intoxicated or under the legal drinking age.
- By law, you must return undelivered alcohol to the vendor immediately.
- When picking up an alcohol order, the store/restaurant will require your government-issued photo ID and/or Alcohol Certification.
- You are legally required to check the customer’s government-issued ID. The name on the customer’s ID must match the name on the order. Photocopies or digital copies of the ID are not acceptable proof of ID.
- In BC, you’re required to check two pieces of IDs before delivering alcohol. The primary ID must be an official government-issued ID (including foreign government-issued) with name, picture, and birth date; such as a driver’s license or passport. The secondary ID must include the name and signature or picture; such as a credit card or student ID.
- Alcohol orders can only be delivered to residential addresses, and can never be released to customers at schools, prisons, remand centres, or businesses that also sell alcohol.
If for any reason you can’t complete an alcohol delivery, please use the chat function in the Courier App for support.
* You’re responsible for complying with all applicable laws and regulations in your province, territory or city. Always keep an eye out for new updates and revisions to By-Laws and regulations you’re liable to follow all city, provincial, and territory regulations and by-laws.
Common issues while delivering alcohol:
If a customer does not have a valid ID or is visibly intoxicated, use the chat function in the Courier App to report an undeliverable alcohol order and get support.
In cases where a customer is unreachable, ensure you’re at the correct address and call the customer. If a customer asks you to leave the order at a designated location, make sure you inform them you need to check their ID.
All undeliverable alcohol orders must be returned to the restaurant or alcohol merchant. In such scenarios, you’ll be compensated for the travel time to return the product to the restaurant or liquor store. Before leaving the customer’s location, get in touch with the Skip team using the chat function in the app. Once the return is complete, we’ll ensure you receive the appropriate compensation.